Around since 2002, the RS6 (the most powerful version of Audi’s A6) is now in its fourth iteration. It was once available as either a saloon or estate, but since 2013 Audi only offers the estate (called Avant). The basic idea is to combine a family-friendly load-lugger with insane levels of power, and the petrol-only 2020 model will take you to 62 mph in just 3.6 seconds! It’s not cheap, but if that very specific combination is your bag, there are no cheaper alternatives.
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What we think about the Audi RS6
The RS6 keeps everything we like about the Audi A6 with the addition of eye-watering performance and sporty styling.
Very practical in estate form
Good handling and comfort
Not cheap to run
Will you use all that power?
The RS6 is available in three trim levels: RS6, Carbon Black and Vorsprung – the latter specs include, unsurprisingly, a styling package in either carbon or gloss black. The only available engine is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol, but trust us, that’s all the engine you’re going to need.
Our verdict of the Audi A6
4.5 / 5 Gumtree rating
If you want blistering performance with high levels of practicality there are very few cars in this league. There are alternatives, but for us, Audi gets the balance just right.